Posted November 14, 2013

Video: Blazers’ Thomas Robinson throws down monster putback dunk against Suns

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Thomas Robinson threw down a vicious putback dunk during Portland’s 90-89 home win over Phoenix on Wednesday night.

With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Suns leading 77-68, Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge tossed up a mid-range jumper. By the time the shot rebounded off the front rim, Robinson was already in hot pursuit. Stepping to his left to avoid Markieff Morris before coming back in front of him to the right, Robinson then jumped high enough to clear Marcus Morris and secure the ball with his right hand.

From there, it was pure strength, as Robinson held on to slam home the putback dunk as he came back to the court at a leaning angle. The No. 5 pick in the 2012 draft whipped his mouthguard out to celebrate.

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“It came off the rim into my hands, that’s pretty much it,” Robinson said afterwards. “I went after the board, once I realized, I stretched out and had it. It was cool. My eyes were probably closed, to be honest.”

 Robinson finished with 15 points (on 6-for-9 shooting), which tied his career-high. He also grabbed eight rebounds. A total of six Blazers scored in double figures.

Eric Bledsoe paced the Suns with 23 points (on 10-for-21 shooting) and six assists in the losing effort.

Portland improved to 6-2 with the win; Phoenix dropped to 5-3 with the loss.

Video via YouTube user NBAshowtimeHD5

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